Derek Fisher Denies Union at 50-50
“I can’t characterize whether they showed flexibility,’’ union president Derek Fisher said. “Not as much as we’d like. If they did, we’d have a deal done. There is still a lot of work to be done. We’re going to try but we’re not sure if that will be enough.’’
Fisher denied the union was officially at 50-50.
“We stated an openness and willingness to come off our number and come closer to deal on economics,’’ Fisher said. “We’re willing to move on but never actually said here’s a 50-50 system.’’
If the union officially goes down to 50-50, it will mark a seven-point percentage drop from the previous collective bargaining agreement. Stern said previously a 50-50 revenue split would put his all owners in break-even or profit situation.